Bringing greenery into your home adds beauty and can be very soothing, but did you also know that some indoor plants are also great at improving air quality for better health? Many items that we use everyday such as household cleaners, toilet paper, and tissues have chemicals that are released into the air and hinder our homes air quality. If you cannot find cleaner alternatives for these items then plants are a perfect way to help clear the chemicals; let’s explore some of our favorites and their benefits…
ALOE VERA: Sun-loving and easy to grow, Aloe helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, household paper products and personal care products.. The gel of an aloe plant can also help heal cuts and burns.
SPIDER PLANT: I love Spider plants mainly because they are so hard to kill. And with lots of rich foliage the spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries. As an added bonus, this plant is also considered a safe houseplant if you have pets in the house.
SNAKE PLANT: This plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde. It will thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants so it’s great in a bathroom or kitchen.
Plants do double duty as both a decorative element and means of detoxing your homes air. Try to add at least one of each floor of your house for healthier air quality throughout